Journalist, author and speaker.
Lectures on Middle East and Asia conflict areas, global war on terror and modern war studies.
Motivational speaker, media lecturer, women in Islam.
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Journalist, author and speaker.
Yvonne Ridley: Royals, Referendums and the time to 'yield what is impossible to keep'
Anti-war campaigner and independence supporter Yvonne Ridley writes from Barcelona after the one-million strong demonstration on La Diada. Ridley examines the response of King Felipe to the push for Catalan independence and compares it to that of Queen Elizabeth – in both cases, the monarchy may need to learn when to yield
Yvonne Ridley: Why I'm preparing to act in solidarity with the Syrian sisterhood
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley is getting ready to set off for Turkey to demand the release of women and girls from Syrian prisons
SORRY if I sound like a man-hating, radical feminist but I am really frustrated by the way Middle East despots and dictators trash human rights and commit war crimes and genocide while the rest of the largely male-dominated governments signed up to the United Nations look the other way.
Yvonne Ridley: Torrid men-only events like the Presidents Club dinner speak volumes about London's Square Mile
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says it's time to make sexist captains of industry squirm
UNBELIEVABLE! No wonder there are so few women in Britain's boardrooms.
Heading in to 2018 in the wake of the explosive #Metoo campaign we now learn that a group of filthy rich, largely privileged white blokes rocked up to a bawdy men-only charity dinner where hostesses say they were groped and sexually harassed.
Yvonne Ridley: Scotland must speak to its disenfranchised working class to prevent the Trump contagion
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says it would be foolish to believe Scotland is immune to the factors that created a Trump presidency
IT'S very difficult to write about the US president these days because it seems as though each hour brings a new low with each opinion that tumbles forth from the mouth of the leader of the so-called free world.
Yvonne Ridley: London liars are presenting the best case for Scottish independence
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley slams the latest slew of revelations from Westminster and urges Scotland to forge its own path
THE strongest case for Scottish independence is being presented this week through the treacherous antics of the so-called establishment in the English capital.
Yvonne Ridley: Palestine is still the issue at conference - take note SNP
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says the SNP should intensify its support for Palestine
THIS has not been a good week for the pro-Israeli lobbyists who have invested millions in recent years on all expenses paid trips to Tel Aviv and donations to some election campaigns for groups of MPs based in the Westminster Parliament.
Yvonne Ridley: Myanmar will become another Rwanda or Srebrenica if we don't act now
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says Myanmar's generals should be held to account in the International Criminal Court
SUFFERING Rohingya Muslims must be wondering what the point of the International Criminal Court is as the Myanmar military goes about slaughtering its people in the most barbaric way.
Instead of protesting about the disgraced Aung San Suu Kyi, who has moved overnight from hero to zero for her silence over the ethnic cleansing of this minority group, campaigners should, perhaps, be more focused on demanding justice for the Rohingya.
Yvonne Ridley: Gender apartheid is not the answer but it offers women a safe option
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says women must be afforded safe spaces when the risks of violence against them remain so high
WOMEN-ONLY train carriages became quite a talking point recently after Labour shadow minister Chris Williamson hinted there could be some merit in the concept to help cut the number of sexual assaults on public transport.
Yvonne Ridley: Forget Michael Gove's nonsense, it's time to champion the experts
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says it's up to you: would you rather read MPs writing nonsense in the Sun or experts who know their stuff?
I AM NOT surprised Labour MP Sarah Champion distanced herself from the hateful drivel published in her name in The Sun about Britain's "problem" with "British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls".
Yvonne Ridley: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour is still welded to the Tories
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ought to realise he has more in common with the SNP than the Tories
I LIKE Jeremy Corbyn. I like the fact he has not moved his political position one iota while trying to upgrade and turbo charge the dinosaur that was the Labour party when he first became its leader.